Eventually you start calling around to solid surface countertop fabricators and you discover that most of them are not interested in sending one of their fabricators out to help you either. Why is that?
Here are a couple of reasons why this happens.
Now, you may find someone that says they can fix the crack for you but that is not what they do on a regular basis. Everybody has to start somewhere but do you really want someone to use your kitchen as their training ground to develop their skills?
Don't get me wrong. I am not saying that they are trying to get one over on you or anything like that. In fact, they may be very well intentioned and only be trying to help you. But, when it comes to your substantial investment in your countertops, you don't care about good intentions. You care about good results. This is why you need a countertop repair specialist to repair your solid surface countertops.
Here is a perfect example of a bad solid surface countertop repair. Not only is it ugly, it did not hold for very long. Notice the different color stripe and the squiggly crack that is coming right off of the repair strip.
The reason there is a different color stripe is because whoever repaired it used the wrong color material. Not just a different dye lot, a whole other color of white. I do have to admit, sometimes matching white material when there is none left by the original fabricator can prove to be very tricky. That is why you need a countertop repair specialist. They can figure these things out ahead of time and usually prevent these types of results from happening.
Fortunately, these homeowners were able to find Complete Solid Surface Refinishing to come and make the new repair. That is all we do. Solid surface countertop repair. Nothing else. We were able to get to the bottom of the color match delema and make a great repair for them.
At the time of repair, I had not been out to their home before. They told me basically what they had over the phone and I showed up with several shades of white solid surface to make the repair. Guess what. Out of all the material that I brought with me, not one single piece of it was a match. Did I go ahead and make the repair with the wrong color? Of course not.
They a seperate desk top in their kitchen that was made from the same material. Their main countertop had a tile backsplash which was no help to us. However, their desk top had a backsplash that was made from the same solid surface material. I was able to remove the sidesplash from the wall and "harvest" that material for the repair.
Here is the end result.
The customers were very happy with the results and I was very happy to help.
Another great repair done by Complete Solid Surface Refinishing in beautiful North Carolina.